It’s February 1st. Work is doubling, the temperatures are getting colder, and somehow we need to get our asses to the gym. This attitude is exactly what makes working out seem more like a f*cking chore than a doable self-care practice. For that same reason, we have undergone some research on how to work out without the body (& mind) knowing it. The answer to curbing this feeling is forever and always dancing, and these studios exist to help you escape reality and make you sweat through the party. Get your dancing shoes ready.
305 Fitness feels more like a party than a dance class, and we’re not complaining. With locations all over the country and two locations in the NYC area, there is no excuse for missing any of the 305 dance fitness sessions. Pro tip: they have a first-time clients deal of 2 classes for the price of 1, so grab a friend and double down.
Cool vibes all around at the AKT In Motion Studios. With classes for all levels varying in names such as “Happy Hour” and “4 Play”, we’re certain there’s something here for everyone. Not in NYC? No problem, you can stream their classes online. #NOEXCUSES.
Sync it backwards with Strong by Zumba. In this intense workout, the music has been synched to go with the workout instead of the other way around. This video breaks down how.
We can probably all agree that there’s a certain je ne sais quoi about exotic dancing that brings out the inner wild child in all of us. At Body & Pole, you will get in touch with said child and your inner gymnast thanks to their aerial hoop classes. Plus, if there’s a workout that leaves our bodies looking like the ladies’ above, is there any more reason to sign up?
This ballet barre inspired training method has us head over pointe shoes for them. Barre3 combines pilates, yoga, and ballet barre as an all in one workout routine; stream straight from the comfort of your home or find a studio location near you.
Written by Carolyn Compres
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